Pleasure Boat / Water Cruise Spots in Tokyo Area

  • Tokyo Cruise Asakusa Pier
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    Tokyo Taitou-ku Hanakawado 1-1-1
    "Tokyo Cruise Asakusa Pier is located around one minute's walk from Asakusa Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line and Tobu Isesaki Line), and around three minutes' walk from Toei Asakusa Station. Visitors can use Asakusa Pier to board Tokyo Cruise boat services that take passengers to visit tourist spots located near the river or in Tokyo Bay, including Hama-rikyu Gardens, Hinode Pier, and Odaiba Seaside Park. The distinctive ""Himiko"" water-bus that travels to Toyosu was designed by Manga comic book artist Matsumoto Reiji with the aim of creating a boat that ""children will want to ride on as soon as they see it."" On-board announcements are made in the voices of characters from popular TV cartoon series ""The Galaxy Express 999."" Other Tokyo Cruise boats with distinctive designs include the ""Hotaluna"" and ""Emeraldas."""
  • Tokyo Cruise Ship
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    Tokyo Taitou-ku Hanakawado 1-1-1
    This water bus gives riders the chance to see the neighborhoods of Tokyo and Tokyo Bay from the water during their trip and operates three routes traveling from the Tokyo Cruise Ship dock in Asakusa to Hamarikyu, Hinode Pier, and Odaiba Seaside Park. In addition to the Shitamachi area sprawling along the Sumida River, riders can enjoy the shipboard announcements which introduce the various distinctive bridges along the way. On the Himiko, a ship designed by manga artists Leiji Matsumoto, announcements are provided by characters from his famed work, Galaxy Express 999. Asakusa Station is the closest station to the Asakusa boarding dock.
  • Tokyo Mizube Cruising Line
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    Tokyo Sumida-ku Yokoami 1-2-15
    The Tokyo Mizube Cruising Line is a water bus that travels along the Sumida River, Arakawa River and Rinkai areas. It offers various courses including not only the standard cruises but event and charter cruises. The “Asakusa-Odaiba Cruise” which tours from the Asakusa area to the Rainbow Bridge and Odaiba area is popular for viewing the Senbonzakura (thousands of cherry trees) in Sumida Park in the spring season, while the night cruise that allows guests to take in Tokyo’s splendid night scenery is recommended for dates.
  • Sumidagawa Line
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    Tokyo Taito-ku
    This cruise line leaves from the Asakusa Azuma Bridge and follows a 40-minute, one-way course via Hama Rikyu Gardens, traveling under 13 bridges and ending at Hinode Pier. Riders can enjoy the seasonal scenery as they pass under the various bridges spanning the Sumida River. The ultra-modern Hotaluna and Himiko boats, designed by manga and anime master Leiji Matsumoto, resemble space ships. There are many other boats with a variety of designs which are named after eminent figures connected to the ocean and Tokyo, such as the Ryoma and Kaishu, and riders can enjoy Tokyo from their decks.
  • Gozabune Atakemaru Samurai Cruises Tokyo Bay
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Kaigan 2-7-104
    A two-minute walk from Hinode Station on the Yurikamome Line. Enjoy a cruise of Tokyo Bay and see sights such as Odaiba and the Rainbow Bridge from a cruise ship modeled after the Atake-maru, a historic luxury vessel built on the order of the shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu. On one of the sunset or night cruises, you can enjoy seafood and other tasty cuisine while the Wagaku performance troupe treats you to a taste of Tokugawa hospitality, announcing sights of interest and putting on song and dance performances.
  • Odaiba Line
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    Tokyo Minato-ku
    This passenger ship route, operated by the Tokyo Cruise Ship company, connects Hinode Pier and Odaiba Marine Park. The water bus line takes around 20 minutes one-way. The Hinode Pier boarding platform is located a two-minute walk from Hinode Station on the Yurikamome Line, while the Odaiba Marine Park boarding platform is a five-minute walk from Odaiba-kaihinkoen Station. During the ride, passengers can get sweeping views of Tokyo sights such as the Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower. The route is particularly beautiful at sunset and in the evening, and is popular because it is an easy and inexpensive way to enjoy cruising on Tokyo Bay.
  • Tokyo Cruise Ship HIMIKO
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    Tokyo Taito-ku
    A boat that cruises Tokyo Bay designed by the manga artist Leiji Matsumoto. The tourist steam ship helps visitors get around and enjoy a relaxing time on the water. With a capacity for 80 passengers, it has a deck with benches in the back. It's shaped like a teardrop and designed as a ship that kids will want to go for a cruise too. Onboard, the characters Hoshino Tetsuro, Maetel, and Shasho-san from the artist's famous work Galaxy Express 999 make announcements. It's almost like they're on the trip with you.
  • Nihombashifunatsukijo
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Nihombashi 1-chome 9-1
  • Water Bus LaLaport Toyosu
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    Tokyo Koto-ku Toyosu 2-4-9 LaLaport Toyosu Facility Uchi
  • Water Bus Kamiya Departure/Arrival
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    Tokyo Kita-ku Kamiya 1-chome Chisaki
  • URBANLUNCH Shibaura Noriba
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Shibaura 4-22-2
  • Phoenix Queen
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Harumi 3-1
  • Water Bus Senju Departure/Arrival
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    Tokyo Adachi-ku Senjuakebonocho 42
  • Nihonbashi Cruise
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    Tokyo Chuo-ku
  • Tokyo Mizube Line Kasairinkaikoen Departure/Arrival
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    Tokyo Edogawa-ku Rinkaicho 6
  • Rainbow Bridge Shuyu corse
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    Tokyo Met. Sumida-ku Yokoami 1-chome 2-15
  • Ichinichi Yurari Tabi
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    Tokyo Met. Sumida-ku Yokoami 1-chome 2-15
  • Tokyo Big Sight‧Palette Town Line
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    Tokyo Minato-ku Kaigan 2-chome 7-104

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